M Zamagni

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OBJECTIVE Sleep disorders are common and may coexist with a variety of diseases, including epilepsy, with important implications for the clinical management of the latter. Sleep fragmentation and deprivation, and hypoxia associated to sleep disordered breathing (SDB) may contribute to the occurrence of seizures. On the other hand, antiepileptic drugs may(More)
OBJECTIVES AND METHODS To perform a video-polygraphic analysis of 11 cataplectic attacks in a 39-year-old narcoleptic patient, correlating clinical manifestations with polygraphic findings. Polygraphic recordings monitored EEG, EMG activity from several cranial, trunk, upper and lower limbs muscles, eye movements, EKG, thoracic respiration. RESULTS Eleven(More)
A study comparing actigraphy and polysomnography in the detection of leg movements was performed in a group of 35 patients with sleep disorders. Visual scoring used epochs of 5-second duration, and in each epoch, electromyographic activity of tibialis anterior muscle was classified in eight types on the basis of its duration and amplitude. Activity levels(More)
Daytime sleepiness is one of the major symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea. However, its definition raises problems, since it may be based on either subjective feeling (evaluated by means of questionnaires or analog visual scales), physiological drive or need (inferred by a sleep latency) or on the concept of sleep propensity defined as the probability of(More)
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